If you are looking for that perfect something to get the special tech guru in your life, check out these nifty gadgets that just so happen to be the perfect size for a stocking stuffer.
This may take up quite a bit of room in the stocking, but it will certainly be worth it. With so many tablets hitting the market many people are confused on which one is best. I chose the Microsoft Surface because it combines all the convenience of a tablet combined with Microsoft Office. This allows us tech pros in the world to use the tablet for fun, entertainment and work functionality. Leave the laptop at home, this baby does it all.
The Ruku Streaming Stick takes all of the awesomeness of Ruku’s streaming video-to-TV boxes and puts it in a perfect stocking stuffer size device that resembles a USB thumb drive. Plug the Streaming Stick into an open HDMI port on your TV and immediately be connected to video content from Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon, HBO and more. Of course, your TV will need to be compatible, so maybe add a new flat screen on that Christmas list while you are at it.
This compact pill shaped speaker packs a lot of punch and would be the perfect stocking stuffer for the music lovers in your life. The Beats Pill connects to your phone, MP3 player or any Bluetooth-enabled audio source wirelessly or via a line cable for direct connection. The Beats Pill is certainly just want the Dr. ordered!
This thin and light phone is perfect for a stocking stuffer for practically anyone. The new Windows 8 mobile operating system gives some needed functionality to smartphones and offers key features like a world class camera, unique color options, and an exclusive built in amplifier for Beats Audio. I am personally a fan of the tiles that allow you to personalize your screen.
I am definitely one of those people that are addicted to touch screen, to the point where I often find myself poking at the screen of devices that are not touch screen and wondering what is wrong (#embarrassing). That is what makes this next stocking stuffer one of my top five. The Logitech Harmony Touch is not your mother’s remote control. Not only is it touch screen and backlit, it arranges 50 of your favorite channels for quick access to whatever reality show you secretly love but won’t admit to your closest friends (and the ability to quickly change the channel if someone walks in!) With technology surrounding us, shouldn’t we be controlling it with something equally as amazing?
These top five tech gadgets for stocking stuffers will be sure to impress even Santa himself. What is on your tech list for Christmas this year?
Deana Aliciea is an account supervisor at Airfoil, a high-tech PR and marcomm agency with offices in Silicon Valley and Detroit.